The Resource Oral history interview, Virgil Corbin, ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Virgil Corbin, ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Virgil Corbin, ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shenandoah National Park oral history collection, SdArch SNP, (SC# 4030), consists of 135 interviews of people who were living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia prior to the creation of the Shenandoah National Park. Most of the interviewees resided on land that was claimed by eminent domain by the commonwealth of Virginia and subsequently turned over to the US government in the 1930s. For a description of the entire collection see the Finding Aid
  • Records the reminiscences of Virgil Corbin, who was born and raised in Corbin Cabin, in Nicholson Hollow, Virginia prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. Describes his home and family life, holidays and community events. Among the topics discussed are farming, raising of livestock, hunting, fishing and food preservation techniques. Includes references to weddings, wakes and funerals, herbal remedies, moonshining, and ginseng
  • Mr. Corbin also speaks of relatives from both the Corbin and Nicholson sides of his family, including his father, George T. Corbin, his grandfather and two great-uncles who served in the Confederate army. Includes a two page manuscript, written by Mr. Corbin, titled "From a Primitive Life to Modern Living."
  • Corbin Cabin was the homestead built by George Corbin in 1910 and is one of the few intact cabins remaining in Shenandoah National Park. It was turned over to the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club in the 1950s, restored and currently serves as a popular trail shelter. The building is listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings as the George T. Corbin Cabin. See SdArch no. SNP-33 for an interview with George Corbin
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on January 3, 1979
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Music parts
not applicable
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
SNP-36.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Virgil Corbin, ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
2 transcripts (35 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 manuscript (2 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
318357775
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:52:53)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP036
Terms governing use
Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of James Madison University's Libraries & Educational Technologies' Special Collections (540) 568-3612, library-special@jmu.edu.

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